The arrival of summer season brings in its train several problems including extreme temperature, humidity, loo, and it also marks the onset of seasonal diseases like dengue, malaria and other such ailments. However, more than all these issues the people of Jammu are more concerned about the power crises which happens every year in this region and puts people to immense discomfort as the city witnesses major power cuts. There is shortage of water as well during this season as pumps and motors of the PHE become dysfunctional.
The PDD which should have by now made arrangements for additional power purchase and repair of transformers is plagued with heavy pilferage and loss of power which now doubt is facilitated by its own staff. The state government recently was piqued by the revenue shortfall of almost 7000 crore which in increasing every day. The rate of interest incurred on this liability is as high as 18 per cent and this shortfall is unlikely to be covered by normal means as PDD remains a revenue losing department.
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